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rnr107
09-11-2012, 08:22 AM
Hi all,
When I was at the modeling show in harrogate last year Arceurotrade had an interesting setting:
On one of there CNC mill they had a 4th axis and the mill was cutting a camshaft without needing re-centering the work piece.

Any idea where to find such G-code ? :-)


Laurent

m_c
09-11-2012, 11:36 AM
Speak to John Stevenson.

The thread about the theory behind the code along with a couple pics of the cam can be found over on the HSM board at Formulae needed (http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/50384-Formulae-needed)

Lee Roberts
09-11-2012, 03:02 PM
Laurent you can contact John on his member profile page located here: John S (http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/members/john-s.html) via Email and PM.

.Me

rnr107
09-11-2012, 06:08 PM
Thanks m_c, Lee !

Looks complicated, but I was looking for a challenge... So here is one ! ;-)

JAZZCNC
09-11-2012, 11:36 PM
Hi all,
When I was at the modeling show in harrogate last year Arceurotrade had an interesting setting:
On one of there CNC mill they had a 4th axis and the mill was cutting a camshaft without needing re-centering the work piece.

Any idea where to find such G-code ? :-)


Laurent

I was talking to John at the show and he told me they where trying BobCad Cam so it's possible they did the code with that has it has a feature to do Cams, along with gears and sprockets.

Jonathan
10-11-2012, 11:58 AM
I was talking to John at the show

Same, I'm pretty sure he said it was done 'by hand' by his accomplice though. In the thread m_c linked to there are plenty of options, it doesn't look difficult...